Deadline Nov 03 , 2019

Production Coordinator Training Programme 2019/2020: Salford

  • Owner: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Salford
  • Age: 18+
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This programme is for individuals in the early stages of their career and already working as a runner, production secretary or production management assistant. It is an opportunity for those with six-to-nine months experience, who are already working in or are keen to work in unscripted television, and are ready to take the next step and focus on developing a career in production management. This programme is unique to the industry and designed for those who want to pursue a career in production management in unscripted television exclusively.

Please note this application is for the Salford training. The Salford programme will take place on 13 – 21 January 2020.
Applications for the last iteration in Glasgow in 2020 will open later in the year. Training in Glasgow will take place on 9-17 March 2020.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Seven days intensive fast track training delivered by the BBC Academy and industry experts. This training will provide a comprehensive overview of the production coordinator role in unscripted television, including working on documentaries, entertainment, live studio and location filming
  • Three months paid work placement in an independent production company and industry mentor offered as part of the training programme
  • Industry networking event on the final evening of training

All placements and mentors to be matched to successful delegates and facilitated by The Televators production consultancy. The training programme is heavily subsidised with a fee of only £150. The fee is payable by successful delegates or their employers. There are bursaries available for those who are unable to pay.

Production management offers an exciting career path in TV and high levels of employability. The production coordinator holds a dynamic and challenging role which requires key skills and industry training. This fast track intensive training delivered by industry experts will cover:

  • Budgeting and scheduling
  • Setting up locations shoots in UK and rest of world
  • Planning and setting up a studio shoot
  • Leadership
  • Mental health awareness
  • Health and safety
  • Negotiation skills
  • Post-production workflow
  • Rights and clearances
  • Key production paperwork
  • Technical kit and technology

Unique to the industry, this programme also offers a three month individually matched paid work placement and industry mentor to consolidate the training. This bespoke opportunity ensures that all successful candidates are ready to step into a role as a junior production coordinator on completion of the programme.

The Salford programme starts on Monday 13 January 2020. For further information about work placements email

How to apply

Delegates will be selected using a blind process and will only be judged on the answers to the application form. For the initial selection, CVs will not be looked at, so please make the answers in your application as full and reflective of your skills and experience as possible.

Apply using your ScreenSkills profile by clicking the 'Apply now' button above. You will need to be able to upload:

  • An up-to-date CV – this will be referred to if shortlisted for interview
  • A reference/recommendation from an employer/support in TV explaining why you are a suitable candidate and why you would benefit from this programme

In order to apply you should meet the following criteria:

  • You must have a minimum of six-to-nine months solid TV experience of working as a runner, production secretary, production management assistant or personal assistant or two or three production credits
  • You must love unscripted TV and consume screen content on a regular basis and know a 'must-watch' versus a 'binge-watch.'
  • You must want to pursue a career specifically in production management in unscripted television. This is not an opportunity to work in scripted television or to develop an editorial career as a researcher, assistant producer or producer-director.
  • You must have proven organisational, team working and scheduling skills, please outline this experience in your application.
  • You must be able to attend all seven days of training.
  • You must be able to attend training in Salford and be able to work on a three month (paid) placement in Salford, Manchester or Leeds.
  • You have the right to work in the UK.
  • You can pay the £150 fee or intend to apply for a bursary - if successful, payment should be received by 13 January.
  •  You are able to attend an interview in Salford the week commencing 9 December 2019
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